Attempting to Acquire Carmelo Anthony Becoming ‘Problematic’ for Knicks

Despite continued attempts by the Nuggets to trade forward Carmelo Anthony, teams in the league are becoming less interested in acquiring the star.

According to the New York Post, the pursuit of a blockbuster deal is becoming "problematic" for the New York Knicks.

As "problematic" as it may be, the Knicks are still hopeful they’ll be able to obtain Anthony, if not by trade this season, then through a potential sign-and-trade for the soon-to-be free agent.

Anthony is definitely a very talented player who can strongly contribute to any team he’s on, or at least one that he wishes to stay on. The No. 3 pick in the 2003 draft is averaging 24.6 points per game over his career, and this year he’s averaging 23.5 points to go along with a career-high eight rebounds per game.

However, a player of such caliber comes at a high price, and Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh and the organization aren’t willing to forfeit an unnecessary amount of talent to get Anthony.

"Donnie doesn’t want to give up five pieces in this," a source told the Post.

The New Jersey Nets recently exited negotiation in a Carmelo Anthony deal. The Knicks have not, but they continue to reject demanding offers from the Nuggets, including a recentl one that included Wilson Chandler, impressive rookie Landry Fields and a first-round pick.

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